AERA Highlight: Alberta offers insight into teacher preparation, educational equity

Students talking around a globe
Apr 28 2015

Educational leaders and policymakers in the United States can learn a great deal by looking northward to Canada says Ken Zeichner of the University of Washington College of Education.

"Schools in Alberta are performing well not only on academic achievement, but also on measures of equity," said Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at UW. "Unlike here in the U.S., there's not a high level of criticism of teachers and teacher education. Teachers are valued for their professional acumen."

AERA Highlight: Advancing ambitious science teaching for EL students

Jessica Thompson
Apr 23 2015

In Washington's Highline School District, as many as 25 languages can be spoken in a single classroom. That presents a serious challenge to educators who want to provide English learners with rigorous, grade-level appropriate curriculum.

AERA Highlight: Engaging communities in teacher preparation

community panel
Apr 22 2015

All too often in teacher preparation programs, families and communities are portrayed as obstacles to teachers' work, says Ken Zeichner of the University of Washington College of Education.

"We're parachuting teachers into schools and communities to try and save students," said Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at UW. "Most universities have neglected their communities and the deep knowledge that parents and other community members can offer as we prepare the teachers of their children."

AERA Highlight: Engaging families as drivers of educational equity

Ann Ishimaru
Apr 17 2015

Debates about educational equity often overlook or disregard the voices of the families and communities most impacted by educational disparities. During an April 16 session at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting, Professor Ann Ishimaru of the University of Washington's College of Education discussed an ongoing UW project that aims to change this reality by tapping the knowledge and experience of parents.

UW Danforth graduate wins Principal of the Year award

Anissa Bereano
Apr 2 2015

Highland Middle School Principal Anissa Bereano, a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington's Danforth Educational Leadership Program, has been named 2015 Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year.

Mia Tuan appointed Dean of College of Education

Mia Tuan
Mar 23 2015

The University of Washington has named Dr. Mia Tuan, a distinguished scholar who has held several leadership roles at the University of Oregon over the past 18 years, as Dean of the College of Education.

Event explores mass incarceration, social justice

New-jim-crow
Mar 19 2015

The University of Washington College of Education will host a community discussion of race and mass incarceration on May 7 as part of this year's Common Book reading.

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Faculty, student research featured at AERA April 16-20

Roxhill Seattle
Mar 12 2015

Research focusing on today's most pressing issues in education will be presented by University of Washington College of Education faculty and students at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting April 16 - 20 in Chicago. The theme of this year's AERA meeting is "Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis."

Alumna advocates for English language learners

Mar 4 2015

When Libia Gil immigrated to the United States as a teenager, she could speak some English but struggled with a limited vocabulary, weak grammar skills and no knowledge of common cultural references. Now, she’s helping make sure more than 4.4 million English language learners in the nation’s public schools receive high-quality instruction.

Alumna builds pipeline of outstanding teachers for Seattle

Feb 25 2015

Socio-economic status, language and race too often predict student academic achievement in schools here in Seattle and across the nation.